The Cowpea Cook-off is open to five professional chefs who will provide creative entries using a variety of cowpeas provided by Bush’s Beans. The entries will be judged by festival-goers who purchase a souvenir spoon that includes a tasting ticket. Spoon holders will have the opportunity to vote one time for their favorite dish.

Please email or for more information about entering the competition.  

Cook-off tasting for those who have purchased a $5 souvenir spoon will take place from 2 pm to 5 pm in Cook-off Corner.

Tasteful Gatherings
The Absolute Best Eatery
Cafe Roma
Marthie Ann's
Cansas Cooley and BCHS Culinary Arts Dept

Festival Sponsors

Bush's Beans
Cleveland Chamber
TN Arts Commission
Visit Cleveland
Bradley Farm Bureau
Minor Classic Restorations
Food City
Tennessee Valley Vet Clinic
First Horizon
BrownHaven Homes
Don Ledford
Sun Paper
Cleveland Insurance
MacPC Market
Dan Howell
Billy Haney
Towneplace Suites
City of Charleston, TN
City of Calhoun TN
Cleveland Daily Banner
Farm Bureau
Rhonda Meyers